MICHELLE D. COLSON

Posted March 03, 2010, at 7:57 p.m.

STONINGTON – Michelle D. Colson, 47, took her last peaceful journey to heaven, Tuesday, March 2, 2010, after a very long courageous battle with illness. Michelle was born Dec. 20, 1962, in Bangor, the daughter of Don and Brenda Colson. Michelle graduated from Churchill High School, San Antonio, Texas. She attended San Antonio College, San Antonio; and Beal College, Bangor, and spent most of her life in service industries. She loved working with people and was very good at it. Everyone loved her too. Although Michelle spent a lot of her working life in several different locations in Connecticut, South Carolina and Florida, she most looked forward to coming “home” to Maine and her island of Stonington. Michelle is survived by her parents, Don and Brenda Colson of Stonington; two brothers, Craig Colson of Bangor and D. Matthew Colson and his wife, Sara, of Derry, N.H.; five beloved nieces and nephews, Lydia and Natalie Colson of Old Town, and Thomas, Benjamin and Elizabeth Colson of Derry, N.H. She is also survived by several very good friends, Lanie Witt Colson of Old Town, Tammy Hagerthy of Stonington, Gladys Smith of Brooksville, Rebecca Brown of Winterport, Sandy Jones of Stonington, Judy Zophel of Deer Isle and Julie Nordin Swahn of Sweden. Michelle’s family would like to send our deepest thanks and gratitude to all the caring and loving staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ross Manor and all the many friends who reached out to support Michelle during her long illness. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Home, 9 Thurlow’s Hill Road, Stonington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to EMMC Palliative Care/Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402. Family and friends may offer their condolences to the Colson family by visiting www.bragdonkelley.com.

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